Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Australian National University
Master of Jurisprudence, Honours: M.Jur. (Hons): University of Sydney
Master of Laws, Honours: LL.M. (Hons): University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws, Honours: LL.B. (Hons): University of Sydney
Bachelor of Arts, Honours: B.A. (Hons): University of Sydney
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP): College of Law, Sydney
Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP): University of London
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK
BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons), MJur(Hons) (Sydney); GDLP (College of Law); PGCAP (London); PhD (ANU); FHEA
Dr Alexandra George joined the UNSW Law Faculty in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, has practised as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in journalism at Reuters.
Alexandra’s research focuses on international intellectual property and the philosophy of intellectual property law. Recent publications examine issues of jurisdiction and enforcement in international intellectual property law, including intellectual property implications of Brexit. Her philosophical research examines issues such as the metaphysics and structure of intellectual property law, and ‘property’ concepts in the commodification of intangible objects.
Her book Constructing Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press, 2012) examines the ways in which the legal system defines into existence and regulates intellectual property. By analyzing the metaphysical structure of intellectual property law and the concepts the legal system uses to construct 'intellectual property', the book helps to explain the role of intellectual property from a structural -- rather than the traditional normative -- perspective.
In 2016, Alexandra was named 'Academic of the Year' at the Australian Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards. She has also has received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence at UNSW (2013), and a Pro Bono Award for her work for The Arts Law Centre of Australia (2016).
UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
'Academic of the Year', Australian Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, 2016
Pro Bono Award, The Arts Law Centre of Australia, 2016